Afterschool Programs

What is 4-H Afterschool?

In Hillsborough County, 4-H Afterschool offers extensive resources for youth-serving organizations to help train staff, implement sound youth development practices, create new after-school programs, and strengthen existing programs. We take our tested, university developed youth programs to area youth centers, YMCA's, afterschool programs and Parks and Recreation centers. It might be a 4-H staff person teaching a special topic or it might be our 4-H staff training youth staff to use our materials.

4-H Afterschool Curriculum

  • Grades K – 6:   4-H Embryology
    • Learn about life and how a chick comes from an egg. Incubators available to loan plus a curriculum kit.
    • Cost of loan of kit/incubator is $50
  • Grades K – 6:   Water Wise
    • A six-week program with our 4-H grant staff to work with your youth about water conservation. Programs are for school and youth center after school care programs from September – May. A summer program of a 2 day Water Awareness is also available. FREE
  • Grades K – 6:   Recycle Rangers
    • A six-week program with our 4-H grant staff to work with your youth about the importance of recycling at home and school. Programs are for school and youth center after school care programs from September – May. A summer program of a 2 day Recycling program is also available. FREE

Start a 4-H Club at your Afterschool care facility

We can help you start a 4-H Club at your facility. The students will have fun and learn life skills. They will also have opportunities to participate in county and state 4-H programs if they desire.

  1. You need to have at least 1 adult (staff or parent volunteer)
  2. About 10 – 15 youth
  3. Sign the youth up on a 4-H registration form / parent permission
  4. Club can meet once a week or bi-monthly.
  5. Pick a club name, elect officers.
  6. Pick a project to learn about together: we have over 100!

Popular projects are foods, gardening, photography, pets and many more…

Cost is $1 for insurance per person – what a bargain! Students do not have uniforms, but your group can get 4-H t-shirts (optional). The program offers special membership pins and recognition pins at a nominal cost. Project books cost about $4.

Display your projects at the Florida State Fair in February – earn ribbons and prize money. Participate in our county public speaking program, attend 4-H camp in the summer…there are lots of things in 4-H to do!

Contact the Hillsborough County 4-H office at (813) 744-5519 if your center is interested in starting a 4-H Club!

 


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